I'm doing complete overhaul and service of my bike and it is time to service Manitou Minute fork and Manitou Radium shock. They both work fine but they have never been serviced (at least for two years as long as I have this bike, and I think they are 2012 or 2013 models :). Problem is, there is no specialized service for Manitou products in my country and there are no replacement parts available.
My options are limited to taking my shocks to Fox/RockShox service but they have no replacement parts for Manitou and I guess I can expect they'll be able to clean all parts and change oil.
- Should I send my shocks to such service (cleaning, changing oil and returning old parts) or it is waste of money and risk of something going wrong?
- Or, should I continue to use shocks as they are now, until they stop working properly? What are the risks and problems I can except if I don't service shocks for such a long time?
Edit: (Since the question might be unclear): Is it better to do improvised service of shocks or no service at all?